Two sets of twins, each with the same name—what could go wrong? Everything, apparently. Leave logic behind and delight in the confusion of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, where servants misplace their masters, wives overlook their husbands, and sons forget their fathers. The blunders double, triple and cube until chaos reigns—and everyone is pretty sure that everyone else is completely insane. With a cast of beloved STC performers, Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Camelot; Romeo & Juliet) brings the madcap world of The Comedy of Errors to life in all its antic, anarchic glory.
“[Alan] Paul has a showbiz aesthetic that’s refreshing.” –The Washington Post
“GUT-BUSTING…Alan Paul’s deft direction supplies some of the finest comedic moments of the D.C. theater season.” –BroadwayWorld
“FABULOUS…plenty of hijinks with a splash of Broadway.” –DC Theatre Scene
“FUN…a rollicking good time.” –DCist
“UPROARIOUS… this Comedy of Errors delivers with virtuosity.” –DC Metro Theater Arts
“WONDERFUL… a romp of pure fun.” –MD Theatre Guide
“BRILLIANT…an evening of music, farce and folly.” –The Georgetown Dish
“HILARIOUS…[a] silly, light-hearted farce that will have you laughing out loud.” –PG County Sentinel
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…an indescribable mash-up of frothy, farcical slapstick.” –Whisk and Quill
“EXCELLENT…[Alan] Paul’s production is heaps of fun.” –Two Hours Traffic
From the Director
Like all the great romance plays in Shakespeare’s canon, The Comedy of Errors begins with a shipwreck. And while this play is all the things you might think of first – zany gags, physical comedy, mistaken identities and goofy hijinks – it also contains so many of the ideas that Shakespeare brings to full fruition later in his career: the reunion of twins in Twelfth Night, the improbable encounters of The Tempest, the search for redemption and reunion of a family in Pericles and The Winter’s Tale. Errors shares DNA with all of these plays, and I’m excited to dig into the elegant and romantic moments of the show, exploring Shakespeare’s experimentation early in his career.
One final thought: the two sets of twins in this show drive the action, and the twin relationship is an extremely important one that I intend to take seriously. After all – though we weren’t separated by a shipwreck in the Mediterranean – I’m a twin myself.
All titles, artists and dates subject to change.
Teen Critics reflect on THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Coloring Dromios with the Dromios
Q&A with Shanara Gabrielle
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Production Photos
Prosecast – THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
ASIDES: The Comedy of Errors
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Open Rehearsal
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Rehearsal Photos
In the Elevator with the Cast of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Designing the outrageous world of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS First Rehearsal
Q&A with Gregory Wooddell
STC: Affiliated Artist; The Comedy of Errors (2018), Hamlet; Othello (2017), The School for Lies (Helen Hayes nomination: Outstanding Lead Actor), Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, The Merchant of Venice, Cyrano, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Othello (2005), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night, The Country Wife, Don Carlos, Richard II, The Comedy of Errors (2006). NEW YORK: Broadway: The Lyons, Cymbeline; Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre: Nicky Silver’s The Lyons (World Premiere); Encores! at City Center: Girl Crazy; Red Bull Theater: Volpone; Clurman Theatre: Splitting Infinity. REGIONAL: Arena Stage / McCarter Theatre Center: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock Holmes; World Premiere); Philadelphia Theatre Company: Terrence McNally’s Some Men (World Premiere); Huntington Theatre Company: David Grimm’s Miracle at Naples (World Premiere); Signature Theatre: Cabaret; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Henry VIII (Henry VIII); Mark Taper Forum: School of Night; Round House Theatre: Stage Kiss, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Oslo; Bay Street Theater: Dissonance; Alley Theatre: Gross Indecency; Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: Much Ado About Nothing (Kevin Kline nomination: Outstanding Lead Actor), Richard III; Shakespeare on the Sound: Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TELEVISION: Person of Interest, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Third Watch, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives. TRAINING: The Juilliard School.
STC: Affiliated Artist; The Metromaniacs, The Liar, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Love’s Labor’s Lost (2007 Free For All). NEW YORK: Broadway: Desire Under the Elms. Off-Broadway: Red Bull Theatre: The Metromaniacs, The School for Scandal; Classic Stage Company: The Liar; The Flea Theater: Fulfillment. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre / Pittsburgh Public: Venus in Fur; Old Globe: The Importance of Being Earnest; Guthrie Theater: Other Desert Cities; four seasons with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, three seasons with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and one with The Acting Company. TELEVISION: Unforgettable, The (718), Tough Crowd. TRAINING: Rutgers University: BFA. WEB: @schmacticonn; ChristianConn.com.
STC: Affiliated Artist; The Comedy of Errors, The Heir Apparent. NEW YORK: Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Reckless, Noises Off. Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Comic Potential, House and Garden, Based on a Totally True Story, Explorer’s Club, Important Hats of the 20th Century; New York Theatre Workshop: Cavedweller; Public Theater Delacorte / Delacorte Theater: Measure for Measure, The Tempest, All’s Well That Ends Well; Theatre for a New Audience: Oliver Twist; Primary Stages: All in the Timing, Lives of the Saints. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Bay Street Theatre, Barrington Stage, American Repertory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Shakespeare and Company. OPERA: Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow (directed by Susan Stroman). FILM: Wedding Crashers, The Weekend, Kissing Jessica Stein. TELEVISION: Deadbeat, High Maintenance, 30 Rock, Person of Interest, Elementary, Law and Order: CI. AWARDS: Emery Battis Award; Lucille Lortel Nominations; Drama League Nominations. OTHER: #FairWageOnStage. TEACHING: Yale, Williamstown, New York University: Grad Acting. TRAINING: New York University: Grad Acting: MFA; University of Kansas: BA; Upright Citizens Brigade; People’s Improv Theatre; iOWest. WEB: CarsonElrod.com.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Frances Black Productions: Commedia Dell’Artichoke; Flea Theatre: Even Maybe Tammy (dir. Christopher Bayes). REGIONAL:Colorado Shakespeare Festival: The Merchant of Venice; Yale Repertory Theatre: Eurydice (u/s, dir. Les Waters); Berkshire Theatre Group: Moonchildren (dir. Karen Allen); Actors Theatre of Louisville: The 39 Steps; TheatreWorks Silicon Valley: 3 Farids (New Works Festival). FILM: Banana Split, Couch, A Queen Without His Crown. TELEVISION: Law and Order, Person of Interest, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Younger. OTHER: Christopher Bayes’ Funny School of Good Acting Professional Commedia Company (founding member); The Comic Performer (founder). TEACHING: Pace University: Professor of Acting; Rider University: Professor of Theatre; Marymount Manhattan College: Professor of Theatre. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Acting; Southern Methodist University: BFA in Directing. WEB: CarterGill.com.
STC: Affiliated Artist; productions since 1987 include: Camelot, Henry IV, Part 1 (Owen Glendower); Henry IV, Part 2 (Justice Shallow); The Winter’s Tale (Antigonus / Old Shepherd, mainstage and 2014 Free For All); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peter Quince, mainstage and 2015 Free For All); All’s Well That Ends Well (King of France); Strange Interlude (Henry Leeds); Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Mr. Praed); Twelfth Night (Malvolio); Major Barbara (Andrew Undershaft); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Holofernes, mainstage and RSC); Don Carlos (Philip II); King Lear (Lear); The Tempest (Prospero). NEW YORK: Broadway: Romulus, Inadmissible Evidence. REGIONAL: Folger Theatre: The Clandestine Marriage; Studio Theatre: The Steward of Christendom, Life of Galileo, Rock ‘n’ Roll, A Number, The Habit of Art, The Apple Family Plays, The Father. INTERNATIONAL: Battersea Arts Centre (London): Life of Galileo; Arcola Theatre (London): Broadway from the Shadows; Trafalgar Studios: Lovely and Misfit (Mr. Paradise). AWARDS: Eight Helen Hayes Awards; The Will Award; Drama Critics Award (NYC); Richard Bauer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Washington Theatre, and the Helen Hayes Tribute of 2017. TEACHING: Aesthetic Realism of Eli Siegel; Columbia University; University of South Carolina; Manchester Metropolitan University (U.K.).
STC: Affiliated Artist; The Winter’s Tale; The Government Inspector; The Heir Apparent; An Ideal Husband; Twelfth Night; The Beaux’ Stratagem; Lady Windermere’s Fan; Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2; The Rivals; The Silent Woman; The Little Foxes; Sweet Bird of Youth. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop: Trestle at Pope Lick Creek; Roundabout Theatre Company: Give Me Your Answer, Do! REGIONAL: McCarter Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol; Old Globe: The Savannah Disputation; Arena Stage: Ah Wilderness!, Death of a Salesman, Well, The Women; Round House Theatre: Better Living; Key West Workhouse: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Studio Theatre: Souvenir, Frozen, The Play About the Baby, Tribes; Signature Theatre: John; Theatre J: Everything Is Illuminated; Williamstown Theatre Festival: Philadelphia, Here I Come!; Folger Theatre: Mary Stuart; Scena Theatre: Mother Courage, Happy Days; Paper Mill Playhouse: The Diary of Anne Frank. FILM: Ashpet, Soldier Jack, Serial Mom. TELEVISION: Louie, Homicide, Telegrams from the Dead, The Hunley, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, The Three Christs. AWARDS: 1998 Fox Fellow; Helen Hayes Tribute of 2018; STC Will Award (Company).
STC: Affiliated Artist; The School for Lies, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, The Way of the World, The Beaux’ Stratagem. NEW YORK: Broadway: An American in Paris, A Free Man of Color, La Cage aux Folles, Caroline or Change, The Dinner Party, Company, Smile. Off-Broadway: The Old Friends, The Most Deserving, Paradise Park, Spain, Last Easter, The Wooden Breeks, Damn Yankees!, Blind, A Question of Mercy, The Batting Cage, The Altruists, Freedomland, The Waiting Room, House and Garden, Labor Day, The Food Chain, Flora the Red Menace. REGIONAL: Murder on the Orient Express, Present Laughter, Private Lives, Betty’s Summer Vacation, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Importance of Being Earnest. FILM: Erin Brockovich, You’ve Got Mail, Marci X, Big Eden, Beethoven’s 4th. TELEVISION: Incorporated, Odd Mom Out, Smash, Pan Am, Louie, Two Broke Girls, Royal Pains, Joan of Arcadia, Law and Order(s), Seinfeld, Cinderella. AWARDS: Special Drama Desk Award; Obie Award for Sustained Excellence; Tony, Drama Desk, Helen Hayes, Lucille Lortel and Ovation Award nominations. WEB: Web Series: Indoor Boys, Cady Did.
NEW YORK: Off- Broadway: Classic Stage Company: Julius Caesar, Othello; Intar Theater / One-Eight Theater: The Maids. Other: Manhattan Shakespeare Project: Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night; International WOW Company: Auto De Fe, Reconstruction. REGIONAL: Kitchen Theatre Company: Smart People; Guthrie Theater: Concrete Orange: An American Fable. TRAINING: Columbia University: MFA in Acting.
STC: The Comedy of Errors; As You Like It (2014); The Importance of Being Earnest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; As You Like It (2009); Cymbeline; The Taming of the Shrew; The Imaginary Invalid; Twelfth Night; The Way of the World; Design for Living; Lady Windermere’s Fan; Henry IV, Part 1 and 2. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts; Arena Stage; Round House Theatre: The Book of Will, Beauty Queen of Leenane, This, Double Indemnity, Tabletop; Folger Theatre: Mary Stuart, Othello, Cyrano, Henry VIII, Hamlet (Ghost), The Tempest (Caliban), King Lear, Measure for Measure; Theater J / Arden Theatre: Freud’s Last Session (C.S. Lewis); Theater J: Bal Masque; four seasons at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Olney Theatre Center; Ford’s Theatre; Everyman Theatre; Imagination Stage; Adventure Theatre; Barter Theatre; Charlotte Repertory Theatre; PlayMakers Repertory Company. TELEVISION: The Wire (recurring role, Seasons 3 and 5).
STC: Affiliated Artist; The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale (mainstage and 2014 Free For All), The Government Inspector, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night (mainstage and 2010 Free For All), Richard II, Henry V, Design for Living, Major Barbara, The Rivals, Twelfth Night (1995 Free For All), Measure for Measure. REGIONAL: Synetic Theater: Three Men in a Boat; Arena Stage: The Book Club Play, Oliver!; Ford’s Theatre: Our Town, Sabrina Fair, A Christmas Carol, 1776, The Glass Menagerie; Berkshire Theatre Festival: The Book Club Play, The Glass Menagerie, Amadeus, Secret Lives of the Sexists, The Heidi Chronicles, The Misanthrope, Moby Dick– Rehearsed, Camelot, Life’s a Dream, Design for Living (director); Studio Theatre: POP!, The Wolfe Twins, Legends!, The Invention of Love, Prometheus, The York Realist, Ivanov, A Number, The Pillowman, The Rocky Horror Show, Moth (director), Terminus (director), Silence! The Musical; Folger Theatre: The School for Scandal, Henry IV Part 1; Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; McCarter Theatre Center; Kansas City Repertory; Round House Theatre; Great Lakes Theater Festival; Seattle Repertory Theatre. AWARDS: 6 Helen Hayes Award nominations; Fox Foundation Fellowship. TRAINING: Duke University; The Juilliard School.
STC: Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Rock Opera (Silvia). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Zipper Theatre: Under the Bridge. NATIONAL TOURS: The Lion King, Fiasco Theater's production of Into the Woods (Baker's Wife). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Oklahoma! (Laurey), Oliver! (Nancy), The Women of Brewster Place; Signature Theatre: Chess (Svetlana), Into the Woods (The Witch), Les Misérables, Urinetown, First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb; Ford's Theatre: The Civil War, Little Shop of Horrors, A Christmas Carol; Round House Theatre: Once on This Island (Erzulie); Lyric Theatre: Big Fish (The Witch); Marriott Lincolnshire: Dreamgirls. TELEVISION: The Night Of (HBO), Sneaky Pete (Amazon). AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for The Civil War. OTHER: Powerhouse Theatre at NYSAF: The Waves (Susan). TRAINING: Catholic University: BM in Musical Theatre.
STC: The Government Inspector (Grusha / Innkeeper’s Wife / Corporal’s Widow), Macbeth (Witch), Pericles (Ceremon). REGIONAL: Berkshire Theatre Festival: Book Club Play; Arena Stage: The Glass Menagerie, How I Learned to Drive, Caton a Hot Tin Roof, The Women, You Can’t Take It With You, Briarpatch, The Miser, Blithe Spirit, Execution of Justice; Studio Theatre: Golden Dragon, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Miss Margarida’s Way, Sylvia, Betty’s Summer Vacation; Folger Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Twelfth Night; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Civilization, In the Next Room (or, the Vibrator Play), Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Clean House, The Dead Monkey, Wanted; Round House Theatre: Camille, The Cherry Orchard, Love and Anger, Escape from Happiness, Criminals in Love, Baby with the Bathwater (Helen Hayes Award). TEACHING: Georgetown University.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Recent Cutbacks: Fly, You Fools!; Broken Box Mime Theater: See Reverse, Topography, Above Below Innovative Theater Award Winner). REGIONAL: Milwaukee Rep: Our Town, The Foreigner; Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: Man of La Mancha; Philadelphia Theatre Company: Baskerville! A Sherlock Holmes Mystery; Utah Shakespeare Festival: Peter and the Starcatcher (regional premiere), Love’s Labor’s Lost, Richard II, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Scapin; Denver Center: The Liar (regional premiere), The Santaland Diaries, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet; Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night. FILM: A Cycle. TELEVISION: Starz Family Feast (Cranberry Sauce). OTHER: The Story Pirates: Director and Performer, Podcast (multiple episodes); Poetry Slam Champion (National Semi-Finalist). TEACHING: Disney Theatrical Group. TRAINING: The National Theater Conservatory: MFA in Acting; University of Colorado: BFA in Acting. WEB: Orcs of New York, Shakescheer!; MattZambrano.com.
STC: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Protean). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: City Center Encores!: Grand Hotel, The New Yorkers, Pipe Dream; York Theatre: Saturday Night; Peccadillo Theatre: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. REGIONAL: Old Globe: Guys and Dolls; Pioneer Theatre: Newsies, Mamma Mia; Bucks County Playhouse: 42nd Street; Barrington Stage: Kiss Me, Kate; Goodspeed Musicals: Hello! My Baby, The Great American Mousical (dir. Julie Andrews); Berkshire Theatre Festival: A Chorus Line; NSMT: Tarzan; St. Louis MUNY: Damn Yankees, Beauty and the Beast, Footloose. INTERNATIONAL: Joan Rivers—A Work in Progress (with Joan Rivers). TELEVISION: Next Step Realty: NYC (ABC Family). TRAINING: Brown University: BA in Theatre Arts. WEB:@MattBaumanNYC, MattBaumanNYC.com.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Theatre Row: The Cadaver Synod, Brad Knows Nothing; Carnegie Hall: Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration. NATIONAL TOURS: Fiddler on the Roof (Fiddler). REGIONAL: Wagon Wheel Theatre, Arizona Broadway, Mac-Haydn Theatre, Beef and Boards, Little Theatre on the Square. TRAINING: Wagner College: BA in Theatre/Speech, Minor in Dance and Music. WEB: Instagram: johnnie_321.
NATIONAL TOURS: The Wizard of Oz (2nd National Tour). REGIONAL: Theatre Memphis: A Chorus Line; Playhouse on the Square: The Color Purple, Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Billy Elliot. FILM: Show and Tell Tango. AWARDS: Gypsy Award (Memphis Theatre Community). TRAINING: University of Memphis: MA in Liberal Studies; Middle Tennessee State University: BA in Vocal General Music Education; The Actor’s Gym (David Perlow: New York, NY). WEB: JustinGNelson.com; Instagram: @justingnelson.
STC: Associate Artistic Director; Romeo and Juliet (Mainstage and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha (Helen Hayes nominee, Best Director); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Helen Hayes Award, Best Director); The Boys from Syracuse; The Winter’s Tale (Free For All); Twelfth Night (Free For All); As You Like It (Associate Director); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 Associate Director); numerous galas, readings, and special events; Assistant Director: 13 shows. THEATRE DIRECTING: 5th Avenue Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate; Arena Stage: The Pajama Game; Signature Theatre: I Am My Own Wife; Studio Theatre 2ndStage: Silence! The Musical (Helen Hayes nominee, Best Director), The Rocky Horror Show; MetroStage: Fully Committed; University of Maryland: The Matchmaker; Apex Theatre Company: Richard II. OPERA DIRECTING: Palm Beach Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (with Stephanie Blythe); Portland Opera: Man of La Mancha; Washington National Opera: Penny (premiere); numerous works for Urban Arias, The In Series, Strathmore Concert Hall, Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra. Finalist for the 2013 European Opera Directing Prize Vienna, Austria). WEB: AlanPaulDirector.com.
STC: Affiliated Artist; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; The Metromaniacs; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; The Government Inspector; Bard’s Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Boys From Syracuse; The Alchemist; Design for Living; Julius Caesar; Antony and Cleopatra; Major Barbara; The Persians; Othello; Cyrano de Bergerac. NEW YORK: Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, A Time to Kill, A Bronx Tale, Come Back Little Sheba, Match, Urban Cowboy, A Class Act, Judgment at Nuremberg, Jekyll and Hyde, The Rainmaker, Night Must Fall, The Sunshine Boys, Getting and Spending, The Gin Game; Off-Broadway: The Persians, Three Tall Women, Fully Committed, Full Gallop, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Cowgirls, Ruthless!, Breaking Legs, Boys in the Band, The Woman in Black; and many others. OPERA: English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Canadian Opera, Portland Opera. TELEVISION: Sweeney Todd, Passion, Candide, Camelot, Company (shown in movie theatres). AWARDS: Drama Desk Award, American Theatre Wing Design Award, L.A. Ovation Award, two Helen Hayes Awards. TEACHING: Boston University School of Theatre.
NEW YORK: World premieres of the works of Samuel Beckett, Caryl Churchill, Christopher Durang, Ethyl Eichelberger, Maria Irene Fornes, Marcus Gardley, Richard Foreman, John Guare, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Tony Kushner, Charles Ludlam, Taylor Mac, Mabou Mines, Naomi Wallace and Tennessee Williams; Public Theater: Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s The Total Bent. OPERA: New Crowned Hope Festival Vienna): John Adams and Peter Sellars’ The Flowering Tree; San Francisco Opera: Philip Glass’s Appomattox; Brooklyn Academy of Music: Douglas Cuomo’s Arjuna’s Dilemma, Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton’s Mercy; Santa Fe Opera: Osvaldo Golliov’s Ainadamar; New Israeli Opera: Josef Tal’s Josef; Houston Grand Opera: Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie’s Harvey Milk. AWARDS: OBIE, Bessie and Lucille Lortel Awards; silver medal from the Prague Quadrennial for contributions to experimental theatre.
NEW YORK: NYTW Next Door: Dinner with Georgette; Pipeline Theatre: Beardo. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater: Orpheus Unsung; Bristol Valley Theater: Little Shop of Horrors; Gloucester Stage: Madame Defarge; Montclair State Peak Performances: Quixote; Princeton University. OPERA: Opera Philadelphia: War Stories. OTHER: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Savior; Sotheby’s: A$AP Rocky’s Testing the Waters; eighth blackbird: Olagon; Peabody Essex Museum: various; Member of the arts incubator Sightline Arts; resident designer for HOWL ensemble and Third Space. AWARDS: 2016 Henry Hewes Award nominee; 2014 Live Design Young Designer to Watch; 2011 USITT Barbizon Lighting Design Award winner; 2009 Hangar Theatre Lab Company Design Fellow. TRAINING: Boston University: MFA; Harvard College. WEB: MaryEllenStebbinsDesign.com.
STC: The School for Lies, The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, The Heir Apparent. REGIONAL: Founder and CEO of Avae, creating new software tools for live performance artists and designers (Avae.io); recipient of UNCSA's inaugural Artpreneur of the Year Award for his work on Avae. Studio Theatre: Three Sisters/No Sisters, Water by the Spoonful; Kennedy Center (TYA): From the Mouths of Masters, Gift of Nothing, Jason Invisible; Imagination Stage: When She Had Wings (Composer, Helen Hayes Award), The BFG (Composer, Helen Hayes nomination); Guthrie Theater: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Olney Theatre Center: Colossal (Helen Hayes Award); Theatre Alliance: The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Helen Hayes Award); Marin Theater Company: Fetch Clay Make Man; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Detroit, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Helen Hayes nomination), Gruesome Playground Injuries, A Bright New Boise Helen Hayes Award); Folger Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Helen Hayes nomination), The Taming of the Shrew (Helen Hayes nomination); Everyman Theatre; Forum Theatre; Dog and Pony; Adventure Theatre; Children’s Theater Charlotte; Synetic Theater. OTHER: Imagination Stage: Resident Sound Designer (2006-2016); Kennedy Center: 2012 Kenan Fellow; TEACHING: University of Maryland: Guest Artist; Catholic University: Guest Artist; UMBC: Guest Artist.
STC: Camelot (new incidental music arrangement and orchestration); Kiss Me, Kate (additional dance music arrangements; also for 5th Avenue Theatre). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Pajama Game (dance music). NEW YORK: Broadway: 25 productions including Piaf, Good, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (all with dir. Howard Davies); Singin’ in the Rain (dance music/film sequences), Dance of the Vampires dance music), The Glass Menagerie (original score), The Times They Are A-Changin’ (arrangements and orchestration for Bob Dylan and Twyla Tharp), Little House on the Prairie (dance and incidental music). FILM: Elf, Meet the Parents, Piaf, Analyze That, Brain Donors, Garfield. PUBLICATIONS: Over 30 titles including The Sixteen Bar Theater Audition (6 volumes), The Audition Suite, Audition Songs for Kids 2 volumes)–Hal Leonard Music. AWARDS: 2017 Dottie Burman Award (MAC) for Excellence in Song Writing. OTHER: Concert Dance: Composed, arranged and scored for Twyla Tharp, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Jerome Robbins, Geoffrey Holder, Kenny Ortega, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Agnes de Mille; New Works: Chicken Soup for the Soul series (words and music, licensed by Rodgers & Hammerstein organization); Play Ball! (music and orchestrations, lyrics by Martin Charnin) for Cooperstown, NY (June ’19); Comedy songs performed by Gay Men’s Chorus of Boston, San Francisco, Hartford, Knoxville and Birmingham (’18); Music licensed by B.M.I., Inc.
REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Three Mo’ Divas (2006 Helen Hayes Award nomination for Music Direction), The Pajama Game (Associate Conductor); Glimmerglass Festival: Stomping Grounds: A Hiphopera (Composer); National Symphony Orchestra: West Side Story (Cover Conductor); Kennedy Center: Bud Not Buddy (Music Director), Matilda, Wicked, The Addams Family, Evita and many others; Ford’s Theatre: The Wiz, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade, Freedom’s Song, Violet (Associate Conductor). TELEVISION: Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, Rosie O’Donnell, PBS, WORD Network, NAACP Image Awards. OTHER: Performing: National Tours: The Lion King (Rafiki), Memphis, The Color Purple, Three Mo’ Tenors; Regional Tour: A Civil War Christmas; Baltimore Center Stage: The Wiz; Denver Civic Theater: Brooklyn the Musical. Concerts/Recitals: Il Divo, Denyce Graves, Angela Brown. Recordings: On My Journey Now, featuring Baritone Lester Lynch (arranger, pianist); The McLurkin Project (Orchestrator); Total Praise (Grammy-nominated CD, composer); Victory (Debut CD, 2008). Candidate for M.Div, Wesley Theological Seminary. WEB: VictorSimonson.com.
STC: Affiliated Artist; The School for Lies, As You Like It, The Boys from Syracuse, The Merchant of Venice, All’s Well That Ends Well (Free For All, 2010, 1996), Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Rivals, The Winter’s Tale, Camino Real, The Country Wife, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peer Gynt, Antony and Cleopatra, Volpone, Twelfth Night (Free For All), The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, The School for Scandal, Mother Courage and Her Children, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure. NEW YORK: Broadway: Avery Fisher Hall/Lincoln Center: Broadway Showstoppers, The Graduate; Off-Broadway: Never the Sinner. NATIONAL TOURS: Ring of Fire, Big. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: The Sondheim Celebration: Merrily We Roll Along, First You Dream; Signature Theatre: Artistic Associate: more than 40 productions; Actors Theatre of Louisville; McCarter Theatre Center; Goodspeed Opera House; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Wilma Theater; Delaware Theatre Company; Round House Theatre; Ford’s Theatre; Arena Stage; Prince Music Theatre. OPERA: Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company. TELEVISION: The Motown Sound (In Performance at the White House), PBS Great Performances, All My Children, more than 20 international commercials. FILM: How Do You Know (with Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson). OTHER: Staff at Washington National Opera; Staff at Interlochen; 2 upcoming PBS TV specials with Michael Feinstein; Several productions for Disney Creative Entertainment; Recipient and eight-time Helen Hayes Award nominee.
STC: Camelot; Romeo and Juliet (1986, 2002, 2016, 2018 productions); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Cyrano de Bergerac; Richard III (1990, 2007); King John; Macbeth; Antony and Cleopatra; Coriolanus; Troilus and Cressida; Henry V; Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; King Lear; The Witch of Edmonton; Hamlet (1992, 2007, 2018); Julius Caesar; and many more. NEW YORK: Broadway: Fool for Love, Amazing Grace the Musical, A Time to Kill, Billy Elliot, Carousel, Company, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Civil War, The Rainmaker, King Hedley II, Picnic, Hamlet, Macbeth, Solitary Confinement, Sex and Longing, Conversations With My Father, A Delicate Balance, In the Summer House. Off Broadway: over 50 plays and musicals. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, American Repertory Theater, Geva Theatre Center, American Contemporary Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Denver Theatre Center, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and many more. INTERNATIONAL: London: West End: Napoleon; National Theatre: Jitney. FILM: Titus, Alien: Resurrection. TEACHING: Virginia Commonwealth University, professor of theatre.
Founded by Jay Binder, CSA in 1984. Binder has cast over 80 Broadway productions, dozens of National Tours, several off-Broadway shows, workshops and labs, in addition to seasons for over 25 regional theatres around the country. NEW YORK: Broadway: Highlights include Disney’s The Lion King (all North American casting), In Transit, Dames at Sea, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Finian’s Rainbow, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, The 39 Steps, White Christmas, Is He Dead?, Inherit The Wind, Journey’s End, Butley, Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street, The Music Man, The Iceman Cometh, …Charlie Brown, The Sound of Music, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Chicago, The King and I, Damn Yankees, Lost in Yonkers, Jake’s Women, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Goodbye Girl. FILM/TELEVISION: Dreamgirls, Chicago, Nine, Hairspray, Carousel (PBS/NY Phil) and Six by Sondheim (HBO). Encores! At City Center since its inception in 1994. AWARDS: 12–time Artios Award winner and the recipient of the Rosie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Part of RWS Entertainment Group. WEB: BinderCasting.com.
STC: Vanity Fair (STC and ACT); Richard the Third; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; An Inspector Calls (supernumerary and child casting); The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet (mainstage and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Waiting for Godot (child casting); Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (mainstage and 2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; The Tempest (mainstage and 2016 Free For All); The Taming of the Shrew; 1984 (children); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Tartuffe; Dunsinane (supernumerary); Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC and Old Globe); As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All); The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice; ReDiscovery Reading Series. Other Casting Experience (McCorkle Casting, Ltd.): NEW YORK: Broadway: End of the Rainbow, High. Off-Broadway (partial): Tribes, Our Town, The Acting Company, Freud’s Last Session, A Perfect Future, The Irish Curse, An Error of the Moon; NYC Other: Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. NATIONAL TOURS: The Acting Company, Riverdance. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. RADIO: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson. TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company; Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Premium Rush (Columbia Pictures), Junction (Choice Films). TEACHING: Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University, BFA and MFA acting students.
STC: 40 productions over 8 seasons, including 19 works from the 36-play Shakespeare canon and world premieres by David Ives, Robert Pinsky, Jeffrey Hatcher, Yaël Farber and Heather Raffo. NEW YORK: Broadway: Roundabout: Time and the Conways (dir. Rebecca Taichman). REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Arsonists (German translation / Text Consultant); Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew (Play on!); STC / McCarter Theatre Center: The Winter’s Tale; Center Stage: Caroline or Change, Cyrano, Around the World in 80 Days; Yale Repertory Theatre: Lulu (dir. Mark Lamos); Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Front Page, The Physicists, The Corn Is Green; New York Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman). INTERNATIONAL: National Theatre: Salomé, Les Blancs (dir. Yaël Farber). OTHER: Yale School of Drama: Tarell McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water (U.S. Premiere); TEACHING: Catholic University of America; Eugene Lang College at the New School. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: Doctor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism.
STC: The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet (mainstage and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Noura; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello 2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; ACA: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Coriolanus. INTERNATIONAL: Vancouver, Canada: Rumble Theatre: Indian Arm; Vancouver Playhouse: The Music Man; Dorothy Somerset Studio: The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard; SFU Theatre: Laurier; Tooba Theatre: Twelfth Night; UBC Theatre: The House of Atreus, Arcadia; York University: Our Country’s Good. FILM: Dialect, voice or text: Warcraft, Horns, Firewall, Monster Trucks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Suckerpunch, The Watchman, Hidden, Apollo 18, The Uninvited, Hot Rod, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Elektra. TELEVISION: Dialect: Tin Star, Bates Motel, The Wilding, The 100, Alcatraz, Rogue, Red Widow, The Secret Circle, Heavenly, The River, Human Target, The Good Wife, Inseparable, Cooking Lessons, Just Cause. OTHER: Acting: theatre, film and voice-overs; Directing: The Bay at Nice, Agamemnon. TEACHING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor; Canada’s National Voice Intensive: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor. TRAINING: York University: MFA in Acting, Voice Teacher’s Diploma; University of British Columbia: BFA in Acting.
STC: 30 productions including The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Camelot; Hamlet; The School for Lies; The Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre and Theater Under the Stars); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; The Tempest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Strange Interlude; All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Let Me Down Easy; Seattle Repertory Theatre: Eight seasons including An Ideal Husband, Play On!, Golden Child, Don Juan, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin); American Conservatory Theater: The Rivals, The Circle, The Government Inspector, Vigil; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Journey to the West, An Almost Holy Picture, Having Our Say; Regional Tour: Let Me Down Easy and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). TRAINING: Oberlin College: BA.
STC: Richard the Third, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (2018 Free For All), Camelot, Noura, Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Broadway: Sister Act (PA); Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Paper Dolls (ASM), Titus Andronicus (PA). REGIONAL: Delaware Resident Ensemble Players: You Can’t Take It With You, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, The Bells, Clybourne Park, Waiting for Godot, Things We Do for Love, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wait Until Dark, Heartbreak House, The Patsy, The 39 Steps, Juno and the Paycock, The Millionairess, Macbeth; Trinity Rep: Intimate Apparel, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, House and Garden; Center Stage Baltimore: The Container (SM), The Wiz, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (ASM); Everyman Theatre: By the Way…Meet Vera Stark, Heroes. TRAINING: University of Maryland- Baltimore County: BA in Theatre.
STC: Richard the Third, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Mainstage and 2018 Free For All), Camelot, Hamlet, The Lover and The Collection, Othello (2017 Free For All); Production Assistant: Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; The Taming of the Shrew; Othello; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Stage Management Fellow: The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All), As You Like It, The Metromaniacs, Man of La Mancha. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Santa Cruz: Henry V, Honk!, It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors; Jewel Theatre Company: One for the Road and The Lover. TRAINING: University of California Santa Cruz: BA in Theater Arts.